Joanna studied Interior Architecture and Design and gained her experience with several London based Interior and Architecture firms, often working as a lead designer on prestigious residential and commercial projects located in the UK and overseas.
With background in luxury interiors, but her heart close to nature, Joanna creates interiors that are focused not only on aesthetic enhancement and functional needs, but also on their sustainability. She’s committed to prove that it’s possible to create sophisticated, well-designed spaces using ethical and thoughtfully sourced products.
With 12 years of professional experience and invaluable wealth of knowledge Joanna can confidently guide her clients to create homes that have potency of more than just a fashionable style. And choosing best quality, sustainable materials combined with great craftsmanship will ensure the longevity of their living environment.
In her free time, Joanna enjoys experiencing various forms of art and design - from ceramics and jewellery making to painting, sculpture and dying textiles. This passion for all things hand made nourishes Joanna’s sense of style, attention to the finest of detail and adds to her extensive knowledge of material use.
She is also a keen traveller, animal lover and is developing a real passion for gardening.
‘We can't speak highly enough of Joanna. We have recently purchased our Battersea apartment and were looking to find someone who understood our aesthetic and was willing to work with us (virtually) as we are based abroad. We spoke to several designers, one of which was Dabrovska Design. We felt she had an immediate understanding of what we wanted to do. There were certain features of the apartment which we wanted to preserve and not design something which clashed too much with the rest of the house. Joanna got it straight away.
(…) The whole process of arriving at final designs was a pleasure and all I can say is that there was a meeting of minds.
It was a true pleasure working with you Joanna, cant wait for future (bigger projects) to come along.’
‘It was such a pleasure working with Dabrovska Design. Joanna worked personally with us, taking the time to understand our lifestyle and preferences, and came up with a design for our home that was practical and luxurious. Her patience allowed us to iterate over the plans and materials, ensuring complete satisfaction at the end of the project. She has given us a harmonious and beautiful living space - one that is sensitive to the environment and a joy to live in.’
‘Joanna did a fantastic job of transforming my rental property into a stylish modern furnished apartment resulting in a good quality durable finish and a significant rent increase.
The brief was to create a beautiful looking relatively neutral space with a limited budget that could appeal to any tenant and would require low upkeep. Every element of the flat needed replacing over an 8 week project. Joanna shared design proposals to help me choose the style and then produced detailed design drawings for the builder to work from. She sourced and ordered all the materials including paint colours, flooring, tiles, kitchen and furniture.
Joanna was an impressive project manager, managing the build from start to finish at a very detailed level. She developed a project plan and kept the builder to it. Tradespeople responded well to working with her. She visited the property regularly enough to ensure good progress and keep me informed. She advised on trades invoices and kept a detailed project payment log to inform my accounts. We corresponded primarily by email with the occasional call. This enabled me to have relatively light involvement myself, and able to follow up at times that suited me (as working full time and also on holiday during this time) whilst having full confidence in the development.
I would highly recommend employing Joanna as a designer and project manager. She is amazing. She will produce stunning results and is a pleasure to work with.’